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Add managed metadata to office documents when publishing to sharepoint

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Hi.

I have SharePoint 2010 Enterprise based Intranet solution. We are publishing office 2007 documents to various document libraries there. When uploading documents normally to the document library, I can enter managed metadata to the documents which are later sorted and filtered by this metadata.
But how can I enter metadata in the publishing phase? I can get the document management pane to show my metadata -column in word, but it is colored grey and says that I should modify that data on the server i.e. from sharepoint.
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The managed meta data columns are not supported my most desktop applications.  Many third-party applications will simply fail if they come across that column.  Office 2007, however, can see the column, but not edit it.  
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Office 2007 can indeed only show the managed metadata column. If one wants to edit the metadata column while publishing, one has to use Office 2010, which gives the user the possibility to add managed metadata to the document while publishing to SharePoint 2010 document library.
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You say "only show the managed metadata column" - I'm having problems it being displayed at all. Am using Word 2007 and SharePoint 2010, with managed metadata fields in content types (via content type syndication).

In the Word document information panel, I get the managed metadata field name, but not the field entry box nor the default value (which I've set via Column value default settings). The default value is correct - I can see this when I inspect the document properties but I just can't see it.

This all seems very suspect to me. Is it the case that all users of Office 2007 with SP2010 can't use managed metadata. This must be millions of users.
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